To be published by ChÃ´mu Press 16 November 2011, Price Â£11.00, Paperback Original
“Here Comes the Nice is a major new contribution to the oeuvre of Jeremy Reed, winner of the Somerset Maugham Award and BjÃ¶rkâ€™s favourite poet. A must-read for any aficionado of sixties pop culture, the novel also makes imaginative use of quantum physics, genetic modification, first-wave Mod lore and legend, and the culture of alternative sexual lifestyles. It is a bravura, spontaneous work of poetic science fiction twisting together the time-lines of the pre-Hippy sixties and a present day London on the brink of apocalypse.
While researching the enigmatic Carnaby Street clothes designer John Stephen, Paul experiences what he thinks is a time-slip; he encounters the proto-Mod known as â€˜the Faceâ€™ whose sense of style triggered the cultural acceleration of the sixties. Soon, Paul finds the Face stalking him for reasons that he does not understand. Is it possible they have met before? Can the Face really be alive and unchanged today? Haunted by these questions, Paul is torn between an immortal past and a dying present in a novel elegiac and exhilarating.”